Lynden Gooch had been linked with a move away from Sunderland this summer but the U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder made his first start of the new EFL season count this weekend.
Gooch scored a 96th minute winner to give the Black Cats a 2-1 comeback win at the Stadium of Light over Charlton Athletic. The 22-year-old was a lively presence in the midfield, willing to take on defenders at will. His hard work payed off as he headed in at the back post to seal an opening day win for Sunderland.
Elsewhere, Tim Weah scored for PSG in their French Super Cup triumph against Monaco while Antonee Robinson registered an assist in his Wigan debut.
Emmanuel Sabbi scored in Danish Superliga play for Hobro in a 2-2 draw. A pair of Americans made appearances in Sweden, while Brendan Hines-Ike started in Belgium.
Here’s a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad:
French Super Cup
Timothy Weah started, scored ONE goal, and played 90 minutes in PSG’s 4-0 win over Monaco.
Quentin Westberg dressed but did not play in Auxerre’s 3-2 loss to Ajaccio on Friday.
Antonee Robinson started, registered ONE assist, and played 90 minutes in Wigan’s 3-2 win over Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.
Gboly Ariyibi did not dress in Nottingham Forest’s 1-1 draw with Bristol City on Saturday.
Geoff Cameron did not dress in Stoke City’s 3-1 loss to Leeds United on Sunday.
Eric Lichaj and Hull City face Aston Villa on Monday.
EFL League One
Lynden Gooch started, scored ONE goal, and played 90 minutes in Sunderland’s 2-1 win over Charlton Athletic on Saturday.
German 2. Bundesliga
Julian Green started and played 66 minutes in Greuther Furth’s 3-1 win over Sandhausen on Saturday.
Andrew Wooten did not dress for Sandhausen.
Brady Scott did not dress in Koln’s 2-0 win over Bochum on Saturday.
Terrence Boyd came off the bench and played one minute in Darmstadt’s 1-0 win over Paderborn on Sunday.
McKinze Gaines dressed but did not play for Darmstadt.
Joe Gyau and Duisburg face Dynamo Dresden on Monday.
Jonathan Klinsmann started and played 90 minutes in Hertha Berlin II’s 3-2 loss to Altglienicke on Wednesday.
Josh Sargent started, scored ONE goal, and played 89 minutes in Werder Bremen II’s 4-0 win over Hamburg II on Friday.
Omar Gonzalez dressed but did not play in Atlas’ 3-0 loss to Pumas on Friday.
Joe Corona started and played 68 minutes in Club America’s 3-1 win over Pachuca on Saturday.
Ventura Alvarado started and played 90 minutes in Necaxa’s 1-0 win over Lobos on Saturday.
Michael Orozco started and played 90 minutes for Lobos.
Eduardo Fernandez did not dress in Tigres’ 1-0 loss to Cruz Azul on Saturday.
Jorge Villafana did not dress in Santos Laguna’s 2-0 win over Puebla on Sunday.
Jose Torres started and played 73 minutes for Puebla
Rubio Rubin dressed but did not play in Club Tijuana’s 1-1 draw with Club Leon on Sunday.
Alejandro Guido did not dress for Club Tijuana.
William Yarborough dressed but did not play for Club Leon.
Alex DeJohn started and played 90 minutes in Dalkurd’s 2-1 loss to Brommapojkarna on Saturday.
Andrew Stadler started and played 76 minutes for Dalkurd.
Kofi Sarkodie started and played 90 minutes in Trelleborg’s 1-0 loss to Hammarby on Sunday.
UEFA Champions League Playoff
Romain Gall and Malmo face Videoton on Tuesday.
Bill Hamid did not dress in Midtjylland’s 3-1 win over Vejle on Saturday.
Jonathan Amon did not dress in Nordsjaelland’s 2-0 loss to Brondby on Sunday.
Emmanuel Sabbi started, scored ONE goal, and played 90 minutes in Hobro’s 2-2 draw with Horsens on Sunday.
Michael Lansing and Aalborg face Vendsyssel on Monday.
Belgian Pro League
Brendan Hines-Ike started and played 90 minutes in Kortrijk’s 0-0 draw with Antwerp on Saturday.
Juan Torres did not dress in Lokeren’s 3-2 loss to Cercle Brugge on Saturday.
Kenny Saief did not dress in Anderlecht’s 5-2 win over Oostende on Sunday.
Ethan Horvath dressed but did not play in Club Brugge’s 1-0 win over Mouscron on Sunday.
Scottish Premier League
Kevin Silva did not dress in Hearts’ 4-1 win over Hamilton Academic on Saturday.
Josh Gatt came off the bench, registered ONE assist, and played 33 minutes in Rheindorf Altach’s 1-1 draw with Rapid Wien on Saturday.
Swiss Pro League
Kakuta Manneh dressed but did not play in St. Gallen’ 3-2 win over FC Thun on Sunday.
Mix Diskerud started and played 78 minutes in Ulsan Hyundai’s 2-1 win over Jeonnam Dragons on Sunday.